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Promoting Resilience in Small-Scale, Homelike Residential Care Settings for Older People with Dementia: Experiences from the Netherlands and the United States

  • Hilde VerbeekEmail author
  • Rosalie A. Kane
  • Erik van Rossum
  • Jan P. H. Hamers
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Abstract

To support resilience in long-term dementia care, environmental design changes have been proposed that focus on small-scale and home care. This chapter presents examples from two countries: the Netherlands and the United States. It describes various types of small-scale, homelike nursing home settings, including green care farms. Care models and physical environment are explained and recent evidence is presented on effects for residents, family caregivers and nursing staff. It concludes with some general implications for further research, practice and policy development.

Keywords

Resilience Homelike environment Caregivers International culture Environment 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hilde Verbeek
    • 1
    Email author
  • Rosalie A. Kane
    • 2
  • Erik van Rossum
    • 1
    • 3
  • Jan P. H. Hamers
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Health Services Research, CAPHRI School for Public Health and Primary CareMaastricht UniversityMaastrichtThe Netherlands
  2. 2.School of Public Health, Division of Health Policy & ManagementUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA
  3. 3.Centre of Research on Autonomy and Participation, Zuyd University of Applied SciencesHeerlenThe Netherlands

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